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Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 04:01 AM CST

Rare Heart Condition Affects Pregnant Women

Rare Heart Condition Affects Pregnant Women

A North Texas woman was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy, a rare type of heart failure that occurs during pregnancy or immediately after.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 05:59 PM CST

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 05:58 PM CST

Genomic Study: Predicting Health from DNA

Genomic Study: Predicting Health from DNA

A new study dives deep into DNA to both predict health risk and treat patients earlier. It is creating a dramatically different approach to health care.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 03:23 PM CST

Transplant Recipient Meets Donor

Transplant Recipient Meets Donor

Matt Heard didn't have family or a friend who needed a kidney, but he donated it anyway. Three years later he met Priya Vengurlekar, the mother of two received his kidney and has recovered from polycystic kidney...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 02:54 PM CST

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech by...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 11:47 PM CST

Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

Pivotal industry and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the Republican health care bill as GOP leaders labored Wednesday to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes overhaul drive....

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 06:09 AM CST

Pot for Pets: Owners Treating Sick Animals With Cannabis

Pot for Pets: Owners Treating Sick Animals With Cannabis

Michael Fasman's 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn't want to give her painkillers because "they just knock her out." So the San Francisco...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 03:17 AM CST

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

After more than 60 votes and seven years of promises, Republicans offered their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the real work begins. Republicans must navigate a...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 06:44 PM CST

Trump Health Care Changes Are Small, So Far: UNTHSC Prof.

Trump Health Care Changes Are Small, So Far: UNTHSC Prof.

A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying to sell...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 05:04 PM CST

Preventing Whooping Cough in North Texas

Preventing Whooping Cough in North Texas

Nearly one-third of Texas children ages 19 months to 35 months do not have their necessary immunizations. That's according to recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control. This comes as we're...

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